Suggest software to launch program/file *after* startup routine has completed.

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  1. paulescobar

    paulescobar Registered Member

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    I would like a Windows 7 compatible software that can let me manipulate the "startup" routine in a particular way.

    So you all know that during "startup" of Windows, many "autoruns" & "services" are loaded. I know there are many softwares available to manipulate or delay the launch of these startup items. But that is not exactly what I'm looking for.

    I would like something more specific. I would like a software that can "sense" when the startup routine has completed...and then launch a user-specified program or file.

    An example scenario: I have the XBMC media software installed on my HTPC. I would like it to be launched at startup. The problem is that if I include it in the normal startup routine, other startup items load & cause XBMC to minimize in the taskbar. Hence, I only want it to launch AFTER all other startup items have loaded...so that it is displayed without interruption.

    Is there any software (paid or free) that can accomplish this?
     
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  2. WSFuser

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    What wrong with just using a software to delay loading XBMC?
     
  3. paulescobar

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    That was just one example. I have other scenarios in mind.

    I don't like "time-delayed loading" or "rearranging items" because I have different systems (with different startup routines). Hence, for each, I would have to calculate the appropriate delay/order.

    I would like a program that automatically calculates the best "moment to launch" depending on the completion of the startup routine.

    Again, I know this is a very peculiar request.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    I found Startup Delayer and it lets you start a process after another list of process(es) has completed loaded. It might work for you.
     
  5. paulescobar

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    WSFuser,

    I am in the process of testing this software.

    But I have a general question, for you or any other knowledgeable person.

    Is there any risk to setting a sequence for loading of auto-run programs (non-Microsoft...this one before that one...etc.)?

    I assume not, because it is said that Windows simply loads these programs "at once". Hence, there should be no concern about "dependencies" or "pre-requisites". Is this a correct assumption to have?
     
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    Startup Delayer
     
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